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St Vincent’s Education and Simulation Centre

St Vincent’s Education and Simulation Centre offers a state of the art training facility for health professionals. Consisting of a conference room, clinical skills/surgical training area, breakout rooms and simulation facility, the Education and Simulation Centre is unrivalled anywhere in the southern hemisphere.

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Breast Health

The National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre provides a learning module on breast health for GPs.

Heart Health

The National Heart Foundation provides an online learning tool to assist GPs and Practice Nurses on helping patients implement lifestlye changes.

Hepatitis Education
The Victorian Viral Hepatitis Educator is based at St Vincent’s in the Gastroenterology Department and funded by the Department of Health to provide education relating to hepatitis B and C to health professionals across Victoria. For more information email Gabrielle Bennett on phone: 9231 3586 or
You can also download a

Hepatitis C
Access free 
online modules on hepatitis C. Click here for Updated Hepatitis C Guidelines.



Kidney Health
Kidney Health Australia offers links to a range of individual online learning modules around chronic kidney disease (CKD) early detection, assessment and management. This includes individual modules or an active learning module (30 Category One, RACGP QA&CPD points) to equip GPs with the essential knowledge and skills to screen, diagnose and manage patients who are suffering from CKD.

Medicare Australia
A range of online education services are available to help health professionals understand their obligations when working with the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). 

Men's Health
An archive of online education is available to assist GPs and other health professionals with the issues and management of patients presenting with reproductive health issues.
Mental Health Education 

Palliative Care
Register online for the Palliative Care in General Practice Workshop.



23 February 2016 7pm – 9pm
St Vincent’s Hospital Healy Wing

An interactive, case-based workshop designed to build the palliative care capacity of general practitioners to care for older Australians living in the community.




The Centre for Palliative Care at St Vincent’s has developed a University accredited graduate training program in Palliative Care through the University of Melbourne. The training is targeted at health professionals (all disciplines) who are required to provide palliative care in their work setting.

The Centre also offers the Victorian Palliative Medicine Training Program (VPMTP) which is a structured but flexible program to prepare doctors to work in this specialist field. For more information including application forms, visit the Centre for Palliative Care website

Teach-Back for Better Health 
St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne Primary Care Network and the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health have developed a video on the use of clear, simple language when speaking with patients and having them confirm their understanding by asking them to 'teach back' the information.
Ever feel like you’re not getting through to your patients?
It might be time to

Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program (VGMTP)

The VGMTP offers free online education modules for staff who provide care to the older person. Topics include falls and balance, pain, legal issues, dementia, continence and delirium.

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone: (03) 9288 2211